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Re: Largocephalosaurus, new Triassic marine reptile (Sauropterygia) from China

Could someone send me a copy of this paper?


Josep Fortuny

On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:22 PM, Ben Creisler <bcreisler@gmail.com> wrote:
> From: Ben Creisler
> bcreisler@gmail.com
> A new marine reptile paper:
> Long Cheng, Xiaohong Chen, Xiongwei Zeng and Yongjian Cai (2012)
> A new eosauropterygian (Diapsida: Sauropterygia) from the Middle
> Triassic of Luoping, Yunnan Province.
> Journal of Earth Science 23(1):33-40
> DOI: 10.1007/s12583-012-0231-z
> http://www.springerlink.com/content/m61hw4g663q5461r/
> A new eosauropterygian, Largocephalosaurus polycarpon gen. et sp.
> nov., was described based on a skeleton from the Middle Triassic of
> Luoping, Yunnan Province, southwestern China. The new taxon is
> characterized by a big skull, paired frontal, laterally expanded upper
> temporal fossa, anterior process of squamosal entering orbit, robust
> teeth with basally expanded crown and blunt tip, short cervical
> region, distinctly elongated transverse process of the dorsal
> vertebrae, short and broad dorsal ribs, stout gastralia, scapula with
> distinctly posterodorsally extending blade, distinctly robust humerus,
> eleven carpal ossifications, and a manual fomula of 2-3-4-5-5. A
> phylogenetic analysis suggests that Largocephalosaurus is the
> basal-most member of a clade including Wumengosaurus, European
> pachypleurosaurs, and Nothosauroidea.